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Women plan mission to Israel in support of Women of the Wall

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Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:33 am

In response to the recent move by Israel’s Cabinet to freeze a government decision to expand a non-Orthodox prayer section at the Western Wall, a Valley rabbi has joined forces with another rabbi and a peace activist to lead a women’s peace mission and spirituality tour in Israel in November in support of the Women of the Wall.

“We want to go show our support for the women who have gone to the Kotel (Western Wall) month after month for Rosh Chodesh for 28 years just to sing and pray and read from the Torah,” Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein, spiritual leader of Ruach Hamidbar-Spirit of the Desert in Scottsdale told Jewish News. “Instead, they have been harassed and arrested, yelled at and cursed. It’s unconscionable. We believe the government should go back to the negotiating table and stick to the agreement and listen to the (Israeli) Supreme Court.”

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